By Paola Bassanese
Sunday 5th August 2012. A friend is volunteering during the London Olympics giving information and travel advice to tourists and Londoners travelling to the Olympic venues. I spent an afternoon observing what was going on in Trafalgar Square.
The helpful team from Transport for London wear a fetching pink uniform and they have to answer questions like “How do I get to the volleyball games” and “Where is the Givenchy store and what are the opening times?”. Random.
There’s also a good dose of hugging going on: there’s a group on facebook called Olympic Hug and the idea is to hug as many people as possible around London and its Olympic sites.
The friendly face of London is pink.